Network for Public Education Conference 2017

On October 15th and 16th, I attended the 4th Network for Public Education Conference, held this year in Oakland, CA, along with two Adult Learners, Critina Munoz-Ulrich and Denise Carrasco, an Adult School teachers, Kristen Pursley, and an Adult Education supporter (and retired community college instructor), George Pursley.  This was my third NPE Conference, having attended the first one in ...

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CCAE: Write Governor Brown about SB 68 (Lara)

**Tell Governor Brown to Sign SB 68 (Lara) Today!**   As you may know, we have less than 12 hours left to go in the 2017 Legislative Session.  The Legislature has been on the Senate and Assembly Floor for the last two weeks working through hundreds of bills in preparation for adjournment this evening. By the time they adjourn, they ...

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Growth Mindset for Math

After being introduced to open-ended questions in math about two years ago, I was sold on how powerful they can be in the classroom, but it can be difficult to create high quality questions.  Jo Boaler at Stanford has created an excellent site called “YouCubed” that has a wealth of activities for all ages that are engaging, open-ended, and for ...

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Call from Educate and Elevate Campaign for Adult Ed Success Stories (Deadline May 30)

  Adult Education National Campaign Tell Your Story – Get Your Organization Recognized   Our Collective Campaign   Our 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign called Educate & Elevate to inform policy makers and our community about how we move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If we educate, then we elevate— ...

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NBC Bay Area Report about Serra Adult School

From NBC Bay Area — about Serra Adult School – part of West Contra Costa Adult Education A Mandarin dual-immersion school coming to Richmond next year is roiling adult education teachers in the city, who fear the new campus will ultimately disrupt long-established programs that cater to many in the community’s low-income, immigrant population.  The highly-touted new Mandarin school, which will ...

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COABE Legislative Update – the Federal Perspective

COABE is the Coalition on Adult Basic Education.  Their April Legislative Update provides a good overview of the situation from the federal perspective.  Reminder:  California Adult Ed is mostly – but not entirely – funded through the state.  Federal funding matters, too, and we should keep a close eye on what is happening on the federal level where Public Education ...

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LAO Overview on Adult Education

Posted from OTAN News: LAO Provides Overview of Adult Education   Posted on 04/10/2017 The Legislative Analyst�s Office (LAO), the Legislature�s nonpartisan fiscal advisor, issued a report to the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, which provided an overview of adult education in California. The report provided background and an assessment of the adult education program including ...

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CCAE Educate and Elevate Campaign

To: All CCAE Members    Re: COABE and State Directors National Campaign to Save Adult Education     The website (HERE) has been established by COABE as a joint effort between the State Directors of Adult Education and COABE to prevent any cut to adult education funding at the federal level. As you know the first Trump budget proposal for ...

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CCAE Alert: Trump Admin Budget Proposal for Adult Ed

First, a reminder:  Most of California’s Adult Ed funds come through the state but some comes in from the federal government through WIOA – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. From CCAE – California Council of Adult Education: From:      Art Ellison, State Director’s S.P.O.C. Network Administrator   Alert:      Trump Administration Budget Proposal for Adult Education (FY18)     The first ...

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